6th Annual BSC Book Tournament Championship Begins!


Today begins our championship of the 6th Annual BSC Book Tournament: A Taste of the Hunger Games. We have featured 32 different dystopian novels, and over the last few weeks our readers have voted it down to the remaining two books.

We have Dark Parties written by Sara Grant who was originally featured in the Female Lead Bracket VS The Eleventh Plague by Jeff Hirsch who was originally featured in the Global Catastrophe Bracket. These two will square off in our final championship and one will be crowned the winner of Optionated’s 6th Annual BSC Book Tournament.

First, Ill give you a little background of each novel, and you can vote for which one you want to win at the bottom. Voting will continue through till April 10th, with the winner announced April 11th.

Dark Parties written by Sara Grant

Publication Date: August 3, 2011

Sixteen-year-old Neva has been trapped since birth. She was born and raised under the Protectosphere, in an isolated nation ruled by fear, lies, and xenophobia. A shield “protects” them from the outside world, but also locks the citizens inside. But there’s nothing left on the outside, ever since the world collapsed from violent warfare. Or so the government says… 

Neva and her best friend Sanna believe the government is lying and stage a “dark party” to recruit members for their underground rebellion. But as Neva begins to uncover the truth, she realizes she must question everything she’s ever known, including the people she loves the most.

About the Author

Sara Grant is an American living in the UK. Born and raised in Washington, Indiana, Sara graduated from Indiana University with degrees in journalism and psychology. She now works as a freelance writer and editor for Working Partners, a London-based company creating series fiction for children. She lives in London with her husband. This is her first novel.

The Eleventh Plague written by Jeff Hirsch

Publication Date: September 1, 2011

In an America devastated by war and plague, the only way to survive is to keep moving.

In the aftermath of a war, America’s landscape has been ravaged and two-thirds of the population left dead from a vicious strain of influenza. Fifteen-year-old Stephen Quinn and his family were among the few that survived and became salvagers, roaming the country in search of material to trade. But when Stephen’s grandfather dies and his father falls into a coma after an accident, Stephen finds his way to Settler’s Landing, a community that seems too good to be true. Then Stephen meets strong, defiant, mischievous Jenny, who refuses to accept things as they are. And when they play a prank that goes horribly wrong, chaos erupts, and they find themselves in the midst of a battle that will change Settler’s Landing–and their lives–forever.

About the Author

Jeff Hirsch graduated from the University of California, San Diego, with an MFA in Dramatic Writing. THE ELEVENTH PLAGUE is his debut novel. He lives in Astoria, New York, with his wife, and you can visit him online at www.jeff-hirsch.com.

You can begin voting for the championship below!

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